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“We’re always looking to incorporate the hand.” So says interior designer Marguerite Rodgers, of her eponymous Philadelphia firm. While many designers are known for discovering and celebrating fine craftsmanship, Marguerite is an accomplished maker in her own right. Already a skilled seamstress by the time she enrolled in college, she planned to become a fashion designer. But after discovering that she loved working with wood far more than needle and thread, she changed course. First, opening her own furniture making shop, and later, constructing an entire post-and-beam barn using eighteenth-century building techniques.
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Marguerite Rodgers is entrenched in the Philadelphia design community. The interior designer has done both residential and commercial work in the Philadelphia area (and elsewhere), designed furniture collections, curated vintage collections and opened up her office to other Philadelphia creatives. Rodgers chatted with EAL about some of her latest work at the historic Bellevue Hotel and how she ended up in the interior design industry.
Philadelphia’s Old City is home to Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ house, and the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin himself. In warm weather and cold alike, the neighborhood crawls with tourists hungry for a taste of history and eager to see some of what Philadelphia has to offer.
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So you’ve finished unpacking the boxes and now the REAL work begins. Because you’ve just realized you own nothing more than a few dishes and a mattress from your old apartment and now you have a whole HOUSE to fill.
To help you through this stressful time, we talked with Marguerite Rodgers of Marguerite Rodgers Design, who founded an interior design business in 1991 and specializes in high end residential design.
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The American Brasserie, From Celebrated Chef Nicholas Elmi, Features An Extensive Charcuterie and Raw Bar Selection, As Well As Classic Cocktails.
Royal Boucherie’s Suzanne O’Brien and her team, along with Meg Rodgers and Brian Bendel of Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, worked diligently to preserve and enhance the building’s historical charm and integrity. The bi-level, 150-seat space features restored finishes such as original pine flooring dating back to the 1830’s, as well as tin ceilings, antique light fixtures, exposed brick walls. Royal Boucherie boasts a jovial and sophisticated atmosphere, outfitted throughout with dark woods and stone accents. On the first floor, two Brunswick-style bars anchor the space, one dedicated to the restaurant’s oyster and raw seafood offerings with eight seats. Intimate seating towards the back features a fireplace with an elegant carved chestnut mantel, where guests may opt for one of the comfortable tufted banquettes or bistro-style tables. An ornate wooden staircase leads guests to the upper level “Sitting Room,” which features additional seating for up to 40, as well as a third bar. An outdoor garden terrace can accommodate up to 35 in the warmer months.
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In 1997, Wharton graduates Ellen Yin and Roberto Sella partnered to launch a new restaurant in Philadelphia. Called Fork, it would make an immediate impression in Old City, which was in the throes of a transformation from a former industrial and manufacturing hub to a loft district populated by artists and creatives. Two decades later, Fork is not only still open, it’s busier than ever.
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